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so you’ve all probably seen this picture

4bbie:

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well, i don’t know the girl in the “don’t support fag marriages” picture, but i did come across this:

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and i feel really bad that she’s getting so much hate for a simple misunderstanding. i’m not tumblr famous or anything, so this probably won’t go too well, but i’m trying to get the word out because i feel bad for this girl. thanks

Reblogging because of that girl

nadunadu:

c2ndy2c1d:

kforkoala:

What a familiar, friendly logo, right? Truth is, it’s NOT. This is a warning to artists, freelancers, online sellers, and EVERYONE who uses Paypal at all.

Recently a family member who has been doing freelancing work for several years moved from Finland to Canada. All of his freelancing payments were made through Paypal. At the time when he moved, there were several thousands of dollars left in his Paypal account. To our astonishment, his account was frozen as soon as he tried to transfer money from his new location.  

Paypal explains this simply as: ‘he looked suspicious because he was logging in, and acting from a new location.’ Which is fine, really, we understand that. But how do we un-freeze the money? Short answer: we don’t.

Long answer: due to the fact that his account was connected with a Finnish bank, which was deactivated when he left Finland (for obvious reasons), and his action of attempting to transfer money from a new IP address, all of the money in his Paypal account are now frozen and cannot be accessed. That’s it. The money’s stuck in his account, we can’t transfer it, we can’t withdraw it, we can’t use it.

But what happens to the money, then? Well, since Paypal has terrible custom service (don’t send e-mails, they won’t reply you for weeks, and even then you won’t get anything sorted), I guess whoever owns Paypal will just hope that you give up on the money eventually so they can take it.

The thing is, Paypal doesn’t tell you this is going to happen. Their prime objective, as I understand, is to gain profit. And frankly, they do it through despicable means sometimes. Our family is by no means rich, and who knows when might we need those few thousand dollars frozen in that godforsaken service? Right now, the only thing we can do is to either a) re-open a new bank account in Finland b) go to America and open a bank account there. Either way, things are looking pretty grim.

I know there are a lot of artists and freelancers and people who do business via internet and Paypal here on Tumblr. And I just want to get the word out: IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY IN THE FUTURE, CLOSE YOUR PAYPAL BEFORE YOU GO. And PLEASE, for the love of god, transfer your money out into your bank or something. Whether it’s university, or actually changing citizenship, once you’re settled in another country, your chances of getting to your money in Paypal is slim, it could be frozen, it will be lost.

You CANNOT change your location on your Paypal account. This means if your current location is in Finland, but you are planning on moving to Italy or some other place, you MUST apply for an new account. And PLEASE remember it’s best to deactivate your old account, or at least transfer all the money out before you move.

Remember that Paypal can freeze or block you if they ‘think’, or ‘consider’ you to be suspicious. Since nobody really knows what qualifies as suspicious, Paypal can pretty much freeze anyone. Once that happens, you can kiss goodbye to your hard earned money.

Also, Paypal actually has the following written on their webpage concerning changes in their policies (in this case privacy policies): 

You do not need to do anything to accept the changes as they will automatically come into effect on the above date. Should you decide you do not wish to accept them you can notify us before the above date to close your account(https://www.paypal.com/fi/cgi-bin/?&cmd=_close-account) immediately without incurring any additional charges.

What it basically means is that they can change their policies at any time, and your account will automatically accept them, whether you like it or not, no matter how ridiculous the changes are.

There are many more problems and potential risks when dealing with Paypal, but I won’t cover them since I neither have the experience (thank god), nor the time. But there’s some further reading at the bottom of this post.

I’m sorry this turned out to be such a long rant, but honestly, I am terrified and furious at this ridiculous service. I hope that I made some sense in this rant, and hopefully it will help someone to not fall into the Paypal trap. (Once you’re in, though, nobody can help you). Please reblog and signalboost this. Having someone’s blood money lost like this is the last thing I ever want to see. It’s despicable of Paypal and more people should be aware of this fact.

TL;DR: if you are planning on moving to another country in the future, please transfer your money in Paypal OUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE. If you don’t, that money is as good as dead. Also maybe re-read their terms and conditions and be cautious of Paypal in general.

Further reading: 

http://elliotjaystocks.com/blog/good-riddance-paypal/

http://www.aboutpaypal.org/

GUYYYSSSS FOR FUTURE REFERENCES 

this is probably important. i don’t want this happening to anyone.

so i’m just signal boosting this to let you guys know what’s up.  

SIGNAL BOOST to all my freelancing friends using paypal. This can happen to you. So watch out!

I didn’t read most ot this reblog, but if you are related to Paypal…

silvermoon424:

fuckyeahspookyshit:

these-hammers-and-strings:

Before I say anything, here are all the details explained.
I pray that you guys will stop for a second, and hear me out with what I have to say.  This isn’t my story, but a friends.  This morning Jeff woke up to the heartbreaking news that his fiancee had been in a car accident.  The girl in the photo was hit by a drunk driver in Hawaii, only to find out the driver doesn’t have car insurance.  I’m not American myself, but I’ve heard horror stories about medical bills.  How much hospital stays, ambulance rides, can truly rack up huge debt.
Her soon to be husband, Jeff, is meant to be heading back to his Military duties overseas and is trying to be by her side so she doesn’t have to be alone through all of this (aside from a handful of friends).  But Gem doesn’t only have herself to worry about in this difficult time.  She also has to care for her 2 year old son.
Guys, I know we don’t all know her personally, and we don’t owe her anything… but I know what the internet can do.  I know what kind of power circulating a story can do.  Even if you can’t afford to donate anything to help Gem on her road to recovery, reblog this, share it with friends… maybe someone will see this that CAN help.
This isn’t one of those “If you don’t reblog you have no heart” things.  It’s me being real with you guys.  Asking you to help out a friend and his soon to be wife.
You can donate and find more about what happened here.
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silvermoon424:

fuckyeahspookyshit:

these-hammers-and-strings:

Before I say anything, here are all the details explained.
I pray that you guys will stop for a second, and hear me out with what I have to say.  This isn’t my story, but a friends.  This morning Jeff woke up to the heartbreaking news that his fiancee had been in a car accident.  The girl in the photo was hit by a drunk driver in Hawaii, only to find out the driver doesn’t have car insurance.  I’m not American myself, but I’ve heard horror stories about medical bills.  How much hospital stays, ambulance rides, can truly rack up huge debt.
Her soon to be husband, Jeff, is meant to be heading back to his Military duties overseas and is trying to be by her side so she doesn’t have to be alone through all of this (aside from a handful of friends).  But Gem doesn’t only have herself to worry about in this difficult time.  She also has to care for her 2 year old son.
Guys, I know we don’t all know her personally, and we don’t owe her anything… but I know what the internet can do.  I know what kind of power circulating a story can do.  Even if you can’t afford to donate anything to help Gem on her road to recovery, reblog this, share it with friends… maybe someone will see this that CAN help.
This isn’t one of those “If you don’t reblog you have no heart” things.  It’s me being real with you guys.  Asking you to help out a friend and his soon to be wife.
You can donate and find more about what happened here.
Zoom Info

silvermoon424:

fuckyeahspookyshit:

these-hammers-and-strings:

Before I say anything, here are all the details explained.

I pray that you guys will stop for a second, and hear me out with what I have to say.  This isn’t my story, but a friends.  This morning Jeff woke up to the heartbreaking news that his fiancee had been in a car accident.  The girl in the photo was hit by a drunk driver in Hawaii, only to find out the driver doesn’t have car insurance.  I’m not American myself, but I’ve heard horror stories about medical bills.  How much hospital stays, ambulance rides, can truly rack up huge debt.

Her soon to be husband, Jeff, is meant to be heading back to his Military duties overseas and is trying to be by her side so she doesn’t have to be alone through all of this (aside from a handful of friends).  But Gem doesn’t only have herself to worry about in this difficult time.  She also has to care for her 2 year old son.

Guys, I know we don’t all know her personally, and we don’t owe her anything… but I know what the internet can do.  I know what kind of power circulating a story can do.  Even if you can’t afford to donate anything to help Gem on her road to recovery, reblog this, share it with friends… maybe someone will see this that CAN help.

This isn’t one of those “If you don’t reblog you have no heart” things.  It’s me being real with you guys.  Asking you to help out a friend and his soon to be wife.

You can donate and find more about what happened here.

teratocybernetics:

thegoddamazon:

sachimo:

abeardfullofbees:

alilnugget:

wanashou:

beatonna:

If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.

this should be concerning a lot more people than it is

not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”

this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.

last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks

Get excited, motherfuckers.  Without bees, we will die off.  Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs.  Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.

I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.

Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.

Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY. 

Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.

Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.

GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!

If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.

Give the bees a free home!

Giving bees a “bee block” alone is a huge load off their backs! You can buy homes here or  You can even build your own. 

Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.

Sources and other helpful links:

5 ways to help our disappearing bees

How to “Friend” Your Native Bees

Why gardening is good for your health

Silence of the Bees

Why isn’t this more of an issue?

Like why is our entire existence at stake and all anyone wants to talk about on the news is the “TWERKING PHENOMENON”.

RE-reblogging for all the helpful info added.

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